One Piece Film: Red | AmaLee and Jim Foronda Interview

One Piece Film: Red with AmaLee and Jim Foronda

One Piece Film: Red with AmaLee and Jim Foronda

Uta, the world’s greatest diva, throws her first live concert on the Island of Music called Elegia in One Piece Film: Red.  However, there is more than meets the eye with the island and its only two inhabitants with Uta and Gordon voiced by AmaLee and Jim Foronda respectivly.

Based on the top-selling manga of all-time and an anime series with over 1,000 episodes, One Piece Film: Red is the next solo film installment that brings the Straw Hats together on this fun, action-filled adventure.

Here is the official synopsis for One Piece Film: Red:

Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.

With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story beings with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shank’s daughter.

ALSO CHECK OUT: One Piece Film: Red | AmaLee and Jim Foronda Interview

LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with the voices behind Elegia’s two only residents with AmaLee and Jim Foronda. We talked about their characters, the mysteries of the island, voice acting, and luckily not singing for the film.

AmaLee is an American singer and YouTuber under the name Monarch. She is best known for the English covers of anime and video game songs on YouTube with over 1 million subscribers. Also, she lend her voice talent to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Rio: Rainbow Gate!, Girls’ Frontline, My Dress-Up Darling, and Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue to name a few.

Jim Foronda started his voice acting career in advertising by voicing characters such as Cobra Commander, Duke, Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Mr. Potato. He shifted to Funimation as a regular “pick up” player voicing on shows like Dragon Ball Z, Case Closed, Panty & Stocking, Solty Rei, and more. Also he went on to voice in video games that included Unreal Championship 2, Dragon Ball games and 20 different characters in the Borderland franchise.

One Piece Film: Red is in theaters in North America tomorrow.

Watch the exclusive interview with AmaLee and Jim Foronda below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

For interviews and news pitches, contact Gig Patta at [email protected].

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Crunchyroll

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